Sample Job Description for Merchandise Assistant

Find below a sample job description template for the position of Merchandise Assistant:

Job Title: Merchandise Assistant

Location of the job: Sunrise, FL 33304

Years of Experience: 3+ to 5 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Associate Degree

Job Summary:

Works with Merchandise Manager in every aspect of departmental functions; acts as point person for department in the absence of the Merchandise Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shop competition; make business recommendations to Merchandise Manager based on findings
  • Communicate issues to stores and Franchisees using the appropriate communication channels
  • Follow-up with vendors to get new items set up in the system
  • Complete ad sheets, obtain samples, and proof ads
  • Request samples and dimensions for planograms
  • Act as point person for department in the absence of Merchandise Manager
  • Interact effectively with vendors and internal colleagues to achieve department goals.​

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, understandable manner, and listen attentively to others
  • Ability to maintain records and documentation pertaining to workforce
  • Ability to adjust priorities and manage time wisely in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain a fair, consistent set of standards as they apply to workforce
  • Ability to merchandise effectively
  • Ability to develop and train workforce, build relationships, utilize skills of workforce most appropriately
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service